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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:13 a.m.
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Wanna ride shotgun with GRM?

Welcome to this week’s test vehicle, a 2024 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport Prestige.

As the 3.3T suggests, the G70 we’re testing this week comes powered by a 3.3-liter, twin-turbo V6 rated 365 horsepower and 376 lb.-ft. of torque that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic. This powertrain nets the G70 of a combined 21 mpg (18 city, 27 …

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DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 PowerDork
4/23/24 9:14 a.m.

Does it whisper "Prestige Worldwide" when you open the doors? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 9:16 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

It does!

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:16 a.m.

In reply to DirtyBird222 :

It does play a nice tune when you shut it off. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:21 a.m.

First impressions, wow this is nice. I took the car up to a video shoot with J.G. and was surprised to see that all my video equipment fit in the trunk. 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/23/24 9:23 a.m.

If that 2.5T really is the same one that goes into the Sonata N-Line, I bet the four-cylinder G70 is still plenty of fun.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 9:26 a.m.

Seriously, always a treat to spend time with a Genesis. 

First, the looks. Nailed it, with the dual-level headlights working well IRL. The Genesis nose works well on both the sedans and SUVs. Are those little fender gills too BMW, though? 

The wheels. Hmmm. Too busy? Trying to picture this wearing a set of TE37s, too. 

Once inside, you get a fairly standard shifter: no knob and just one button (for park). I’m okay with that.

Traditional gauges, too,  although the tach (on the right) can transition to a side-view camera when the turn signals are activated. I find this setup more intuitive than that in our 2014 Civic Si: On that one, the right turn signal turns the center screen into a side-view camera. I prefer this placement for a people mover although I wouldn’t want to lose the Civic’s real tach. 

Okay, back to the Genesis: Not the biggest screen in the world and I’m totally okay with that. Again, the entire experience is rather traditional. Thank you for knobs for climate. 

Good, smooth power delivery with no lag. Steering feels sharp. I’d describe the entire experience as athletic. 

More to come. 

 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/23/24 9:39 a.m.

I got one of these for a rental on a trip to Los Angeles last year, took me a minute to get used to the park button.   The 3.3 is a hot rod, it will smoke the tires at will.  Athletic is a good way to describe it..

Only bad thing I could say was the tires were worn down to the wear bars when I got it, and it rained the last couple of days of the trip.  Worn out Michelins are not good on a wet freeway at all.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 9:43 a.m.

In reply to 06HHR (Forum Supporter) :

Glad to hear that you enjoyed it, too. 

It’s like it’s sporty without trying too hard or showing off too much. It just gets the job done. 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
4/23/24 10:04 a.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

It does, and it's sort of a sleeper.  Most people don't know what it's capable of, suprised a few folks (including myself) on that trip. 

Chris Tropea
Chris Tropea Associate Editor
4/23/24 10:59 a.m.

Sporty is a really good way to describe it. I did not expect it to be as quick as it is when I got in it. I did like the shifter in this car compared to the Volkswagen Atlas I just drove, in the Genesis it still feels like a normal shifter, no trying to figure out how to work it and the park button is weird but I did not mind it. 

IKR
IKR New Reader
4/23/24 12:59 p.m.

How's the actual fuel mileage? My real world mileage was a pleasant surprise on my N, surpassing the stickered mileage if I play nice.

DavyZ
DavyZ Reader
4/23/24 2:59 p.m.

My wife drives a Hyundai Azera, which was the top of the Hyundai line at the time.  The Genesis cars are more preferable being RWD or AWD and having turbos!  I can just imagine :)  I did drive a Kia Stinger which has a twin turbo V6 and it was fun, so this Genesis G70 must be really sweet to drive.  

I agree that the wheels are lack luster and maybe too busy.  Not my taste; few OEM wheels are.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 3:51 p.m.
IKR said:

How's the actual fuel mileage? My real world mileage was a pleasant surprise on my N, surpassing the stickered mileage if I play nice.

Let me get that for you. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/23/24 3:53 p.m.

In reply to DavyZ :

We should have a separate discussion about OE wheels because, yeah, not the biggest fan of machined aluminum and black paint. But throw some TE37s on this....

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
4/23/24 4:02 p.m.

ENKEI RACING  PF05's in dark silver, not TE37's but similar

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/24/24 9:23 a.m.
John Welsh said:

ENKEI RACING  PF05's in dark silver, not TE37's but similar

Looks better, right?  

bwaynep
bwaynep New Reader
4/24/24 6:56 p.m.

+1 for the mpg over the testing period - these have been on my radar, but I've been concerned that it'll be too thirsty for my liking.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/24/24 8:43 p.m.

The window sticker says 18 city/27 highway/21 combined

The computer currently says 23.9 mpg. 

Looking at the mileage, that might include the highway delivery miles. Use since it has arrived with us has been mostly country roads. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/25/24 9:31 a.m.

I was bummed to see the Kia Stinger leave us. I hope Genesis sells enough of these to keep it in production. As luxury keeps become more and more synonymous with SUVs, it’s refreshing to drive a premium sedan: four doors and a trunk.  

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/25/24 11:13 a.m.

How about some more info about the interior since it’s where its owners will spend some time. 

Knobs. Yay. Knobs for temp and volume. 

And some connectivity. Love how the Genesis 12v power port cover just clicks into place.

 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/25/24 11:14 a.m.

Genesis uses textured/machined aluminum-like accents throughout its interiors, and I’m all here for it.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/25/24 11:15 a.m.

The A-pillars are so fuzzy, and I mean that in a good way. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/25/24 11:16 a.m.

Not a ton of rear seat room, though. This is 5-foot-7 me sitting behind myself. 

Not not for those indentations on the seat back, my knees would be rubbing. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/25/24 11:18 a.m.

The total experience? Somewhere between Lexus and BMW. It’s like a fancy, modern 2000-era BMW sedan, more or less. 

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